Director at Nubuke Foundation, Ghana
Odile Tevie, is the current director and one of the founding members of Nubuke Foundation- a visual arts and cultural foundation based in Accra- the capital of Ghana and in Wa-Upper West Region(until recently the last of the regions created in Ghana 30 years ago).
Se is a graduate of University of Ghana BA(Hons) Computer Science, Mathematics.
She came into the field of arts and culture after 10 successful years within Information Technology in Finance in the UK.
The journey within the arts sector began when she set up Black Swan, a gallery based in London from 2000 to 2005, in an era when there was little representation for art from the continent in UK.
Her gallery represented artists from Ghana, Togo and Nigeria- including works from Victor Butler, Kofi Setordji, Gabriel Eklou, Seth Clottey and Wiz Kudowor among others.
Under Odile’s vision and drive, Nubuke Foundation, set up in 2006, has become an internationally acknowledged arts institution whose robust and engaging programming calendar has supported the career of many of the mid-career Ghanaian artists today. Some of the initiatives are Ghana Must Go since 2016- an incubation co-working platform for young creatives and Young Ghanaian Artist(YGA)since 2014, a series of exhibitions mainly focussed on the promotion the work of promising Ghanaian artists.
By adopting a multi-focussed approach to programming, Nubuke Foundation has become a creative community hub in the city of Accra, where informal learning programmes, talks, exhibitions, plays, spoken word etc, engage with the community, families, students, schools and others and drive the interest in arts learning, reading, poetry and drama.